Definitions for bucket shop
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bucket shop
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Informal. an overly aggressive brokerage house, esp. one that sells low-priced, highly speculative stocks by telephone.
Origin of bucket shop:
1870–75, Amer.; orig. a cheap drinking establishment
an unethical or overly aggressive brokerage firm
(formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket
A stockbroking firm which takes small orders from clients and takes them on its own account rather than actually transmitting them to the market. Prevalent in the US 1870s to 1920s; often setup as shop-fronts in the 1920s.
A stockbroking firm which sells stock to clients when it has an undisclosed relationship with that company or its owners.
a travel agency selling discounted airfares, usually in defiance of existing minimum fare arrangements. Now usually refers to any small cheap agency.
a legal services firm selling heavily discounted legal services and documents made in large volume from boilerplate text and clauses, sometimes as a white labelled loss leader
Origin: bucket + shop
an office or a place where facilities are given for betting small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc
Find a translation for the bucket shop definition in other languages:
Select another language: